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Tailor-Made SCC Incorporating Spent Equilibrium Catalyst from Oil Refinery



Author(s): Sandra Nunes, Carla Costa
Paper category: Conference
Book Title: 8th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete - SCC 2016
Editor: Kamal H. Khayat
ISBN: 978-2-35158-156-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-157-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 501-510
Total Pages: 10
Language: English


Abstract: The spent equilibrium catalyst (ECat) is a waste generated by the oil refinery industry with very high pozzolanic activity and, therefore, has a great potential as an addition in SCC. This paper describes research on the use of factorial Design of Experiments (DoE) approach to design SCC mortar mixtures incorporating ECat. As such, a central composite design was carried out to mathematically model the influence of mixture parameters and their coupled effects on deformability, viscosity, compressive strength, resistivity and ultrasonic pulse velocity. Thereafter, a numerical optimization technique was applied to the derived models to select the best mixture, which simultaneously maximizes different engineering properties and eco-efficiency, while maintaining self compactability.


Online publication: 2016
Publication Type: full_text
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